Pre - School / Elementary Programs
Donna Goodell - Program Director
LABBB Collaborative, Burlington High School
123 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Tel: 781-273-7056
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Memorial Elementary, Burlington, MA

Grade: Pre-K

Population: Students with autism spectrum disorder, or other challenges, who benefit from the visual supports and highly structured academic environment.

The focus of this full-day program is to develop skills and independence in the areas of communication, socialization, academic readiness, motor development, and activities of daily living. Teaching strategies are based on the principals of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) including discrete trial training, and guided individual and group instruction. Speech and language, occupational, and physical therapies, as well as behavioral consultation from a BCBA are provided. This program also offers opportunities for inclusion with typically developing peers.

Francis Wyman Elementary, Burlington, MA

Grade: Pre-K - Grade 1

Population: Students with global developmental delay who benefit from a highly structured academic environment.

The focus of this full-day program is to develop skills and independence in the areas of communication, socialization, cognition, motor development, and activities of daily living. The program uses a multi-sensory, total communication approach through individual, small and large group instruction. Students have the opportunity for inclusion with same age typically developing peers. In addition, students participate in a PALs program where older peers within the school come into the classroom to join various activities such as art, play time, lunch and recess. Speech and language, occupational, and physical therapies are provided. The program is also staffed with a nurse to assist students who require medical support.

Butler Elementary School, Belmont, MA

Age/Grade: K-1-2 3-4

Population: Students experiencing moderate to severe developmental delays.

The LABBB Elementary Program at Butler Elementary School is a self-contained classroom setting. The emphasis is on maximizing academic accomplishments with a strong focus on literacy development and math skills. Opportunities for inclusion in the greater school community occur daily for a variety of activities which may include recess, lunch, gym, art, music, library as well as academic subject areas. The teamincludes speech/language, occupational, and physical therapies and consultation from a BCBA.

Wellington Elementary, Belmont, MA

Age/Grade: K-1-2 3-5

Population: Students who have autism spectrum disorders, moderate to profound delays, and present with challenging behaviors.

The LABBB Elementary Program at Wellington Elementary School emphasizes intensive and individualized instruction in small structured self-contained classrooms. The program utilizes principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, provides intense visual supports and emphasizes growth and development in communication, activities of daily living, and academics modified to meet the needs of each individual student. The program provides speech/language, occupational, and physical therapies as well as behavioral consultation from a BCBA.

Francis Wyman Elementary, Burlington, MA

Age/Grade: Pre-K to Age 7 Age 7 to 11

Population: Students experiencing global developmental delays, neurological impairments, and/or significant medical challenges.

The LABBB classrooms at the Francis Wyman Elementary School serve students in a continuum from age 3 through 11. The emphasis for these students, who display varying degrees of motor and language impairments, is on communication, assistive technology, socialization, motor development, developmentally appropriate academics, and activities of daily living. The program is staffed with a nurse to assist children who require medical support and provides speech/language, occupational, and physical therapies.

Fox Hill Elementary School, Burlington, MA

Age/Grade: K-2 3-5

Population: Students who are experiencing social/emotional and behavioral challenges.

LABBB’s classrooms at Fox Hill Elementary School provide a therapeutic setting for students who require more structure and adult support to acquire the skills necessary to transition into a general education classroom. The curriculum is aligned with the general education classroom and modifications are assessed and implemented on an individual basis. Opportunities for inclusion are available and implemented as the students are ready. A team of specialists include a social worker, counselor, BCBA, speech and language pathologist and occupational therapist. These staff work closely together to help students find the tools and strategies that help them self regulate, learn to use their language to communicate effectively with others, and engage in academic curriculum.

Memorial Elementary, Burlington, MA

Age/Grade: Pre - K    K-1-2 3-4-5

Population: Students with autism spectrum disorder, or other challenges, who benefit from the visual supports and highly structured academic environment.


The classrooms at the Memorial Elementary School utilize highly individualized instruction in small group and individual settings. The primary focus is to build communication, social, and academic skills. The program utilizes principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in order to guide instruction, and incorporates sensory integration and a strong emphasis on visual supports throughout the classroom activities and lessons. Students enjoy all aspects of elementary school life in activities such as recess, assemblies, reading buddies, and field trips and are integrated into general education classrooms and “specials” on an individualized basis. The program includes speech/language, occupational, and physical therapies as well as behavioral consultation from a BCBA.